"Long" hostnames, Oracle 9+10 and HP-UX

  • From: Uwe Küchler <uwe@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "oracle-l" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 18:20:06 +0100 (CET)

Dear fellows,

at my current site we got a bunch of new DB servers running under HP-UX.
The servers are configured to support host names up to 64 characters and
some of them already exceed the former 8 character limit.

After starting up an Oracle 10gR2 instance, I found in the logs and traces
that the host name was truncated to 8 characters. The same can be observed
in v$instance or sys_context('userenv','host').

So far I found only one document describing this on MOS but no further
pointers to potential problems or bugs.

Do you have any experiences with this?
Would you recommend to switch back the hostnames to 8 characters?




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